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The Shadow of EnlightenmentOptical and Political Transparency in France 1789-1848$
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Theresa Levitt

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199544707

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544707.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Chapter:
(p.183) Conclusion
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The Shadow of Enlightenment
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Theresa Levitt

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544707.003.0008

This chapter draws together conclusions from the narratives from the main chapters of the book and summarizes the advances in light and optics that occurred in the first half of the 19th century in France, thanks to the work of Arago and Biot. Optical instruments allowed Arago and Biot to navigate the boundaries between the visible and unseen.

Keywords:   optical instruments, visible, unseen, Arago, Biot, light, optics

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